We found 31 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Merrillville, IN.

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
99 East 86th Avenue; Suite D
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Allen Mikhail's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Mikhail include dysport injection, gastric bypass surgery, and lipoma excision. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mikhail is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Dysport Injection, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Eric Perlmutter, DO
Specializes in Urology
400 West 84th Drive
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Adam Perlmutter's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Family Health Plus. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Perlmutter performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Perlmutter is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $1,970 - $6,930
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $449 - $1,624
Dr. Ramakrishnan Ramakrishnan Unni, MD
Specializes in Urology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. P. Unni's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Unni's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $2,200 - $4,590
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $647 - $789
Dr. Tyler Edwards Emley, MD
Specializes in Urology
400 West 84th Drive
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Tyler Emley, who practices in Merrillville, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emley accepts. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Emley completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $2,200 - $4,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $716 - $1,488
Dr. Prayuk Andrew Waran, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
9470 Broadway
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. P. Waran, who practices in Dyer, IN, Hammond, IN, and Crown Point, IN, is a medical specialist in women's health and gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Waran's areas of expertise include the following: infertility, fibroids, and endometrial ablation. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Waran's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at New York Downtown Hospital, Dr. Waran attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Thai.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Tumor, Urinary Incontinence, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Robert Billmeyer, MD
Specializes in Urology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Brian Billmeyer practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Merrillville, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. Clinical interests for Dr. Billmeyer include robotic surgery. Dr. Billmeyer accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Lahey Clinic. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Billmeyer is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 97
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000 - $4,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $230 - $942
Dr. Tom Nicholas Galouzis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7895 Grand Boulevard
Hobart, IN
 

Dr. Tom Galouzis' area of specialization is general surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Galouzis's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Galouzis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is conversant in Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $2,238 - $5,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $580 - $991
Dr. Keith R Pitchford, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1129 Merrillville Road
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Keith Pitchford's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Pitchford is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pitchford honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pitchford's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $2,948 - $5,280
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $165 - $547
Dr. Timothy Edward Wiess, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
9470 Broadway
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Timothy Wiess is a women's health and gynecology specialist in Crown Point, IN. His areas of expertise include infertility, fibroids, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Wiess is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiess graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Franciscan Physician Network and Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Tumor, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Pelvic Organ ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramesh Unni, MD
Specializes in Urology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Ramesh Unni specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Dyer, IN, Hammond, IN, and Merrillville, IN. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Unni include robotic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Unni speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $1,662 - $2,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $183 - $777

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8701 Broadway
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Susan Schneider's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schneider include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Schneider is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Walter Kucharzyk, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1354 South Lake Park Avenue
Hobart, IN
 

Dr. Donald Kucharzyk is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kucharzyk is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital, Dr. Kucharzyk attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kucharzyk is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $5,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $619
Dr. James Van Siatras, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
101 East 87th Avenue; Suite 420
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. James Siatras is a general surgeon. Dr. Siatras accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of St. James Hospital and Health Centers' residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $747
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $134
Dr. Francis Xavier Hussey, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
1201 South Main Street
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Francis Hussey's specialties are women's health and gynecology. He practices in Crown Point, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Hussey's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hussey honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Yukmei Rebecca Lam, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
7310 West Lincoln Highway
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Y. Lam is a women's health and gynecology specialist in Schererville, IN, Crown Point, IN, and Dyer, IN. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Her clinical interests include menstrual disorders, menopause, and gynecologic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Lam is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lam honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Family Planning, Menstrual Disorders, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Paul Han, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Dennis Han is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Munster, IN, Crown Point, IN, and Saint John, IN. The average patient rating for Dr. Han is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Han trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $848 - $1,650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $144 - $429

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.
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